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Libya Intervention

Obama Reveals His Biggest Foreign Policy Mistake

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

If he could do it all over again, President Barack Obama might have done some things differently in Libya. Sitting down on Friday with The New York...

The Curious Case of How Libya Became an Election Issue

Ira Chernus | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Ira Chernus

Who lost Libya? Indeed, who lost the entire Middle East? Those are the questions lurking behind the endless stream of headlines about "Benghazi-gate." Here's the question we should really ask, though.

Libya and the West's Human Rights Hypocrisy

Dan Kovalik | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the West, and especially the United States, justified its aerial bombardment of Libya last year on the pretense of saving civilians from a possible attack by Gaddafi forces, the West is silent about the real and ongoing attack of the new Libyan regime upon the town of Bani Walid.

Bernard-Henri Levy Urges Intervention in Syria: His Role in Libya as Example

Karin Badt | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Karin Badt

Before meeting with philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, famed for the last 30 years as the most flamboyant "public intellectual" of France, I had just seen his new documentary -- about himself, and Libya, and himself -- The Oath of Tobruk.

Barack Obama -- Atrocity Preventer

Simon Adams | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Simon Adams

Beyond Syria, Obama's Atrocities Prevention Board needs to transcend rhetoric and U.N. vetoes in favour of meaningful multilateral engagement.

Mali: the Catastrophic Consequence of Humanitarian Intervention in Libya

Jean G. Tompihé | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Jean G. Tompihé

On April 6, 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, led by Tuareg rebels, declared the independence of North Mali. This declaration of independence is directly linked to the false promise of humanitarian intervention in Libya.

Libya: What the Intervention Has Wrought

Rajan Menon | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Neoconservatives, liberal internationalists, and "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) advocates were, all in separate ways, pleased to see their programs enacted. Yet none of the above parties will suffer the consequences of what they enabled, from afar, in Libya.

Syria's Deepening Crisis

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Even as Russia and China face growing criticism, there is no consensus among analysts on the question of intervention in Syria.

WATCH: Al Jazeera Examines Obama's Choices In The 'New Middle East'

Posted 09.20.2011 | World

On Feb. 15, four days after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down, Libyans hit the streets in countrywide demonstrations to deman...

Libya Policy Is a Slippery Slope

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Sen. Tom Udall

If our military is to be involved in an escalation in Libya, then Congress must exercise its Constitutional authority and approve or disapprove of the President's proposal.

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WATCH: Barney Frank Claims U.S. Shouldn't Be '9-1-1 For The World' In Libya

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) bashed the White House on Friday for intervening in Libya to oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi, saying the Unite...

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House Rebukes Obama Administration On Libya Intervention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House rebuked President Obama's decision to intervene in Libya in March without consent from Congress, voting on Friday to demand th...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Demand Rationale For Intervention In Libya

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will allow two votes on Friday against the president's actions in Libya: a resolution written by Rep...

Al-Obedi's Tripoli Surprise and the Packaging of Libya's Future

Monroe Price | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Monroe Price

Mubarak and young Gaddafi were speaking as players in an episode set by key actors, international and domestic, who had the expectation that their wishes would be fulfilled.

The Libya Intervention: 'Dying the Truth Along'

William F. Schulz | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
William F. Schulz

Gaddafi has suffered grievous blows, to his military, to his prestige and to the aura of respectability he had worked so hard to polish. That sends a clear signal to others to think twice before following his path.

No-Drama Obama Is Also No-Doctrine Obama

John Feffer | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
John Feffer

When it comes to Barack Obama, political zoologists remain undecided whether he is a new kind of political animal and if his foreign policy represents a unique departure from the same old, same old.

Libya and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Conn Hallinan | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Conn Hallinan

War always has consequences, although not all of them are initially obvious. In war, as Carl von Clausewitz noted, the only thing you can determine is who fires the first shot. After that it is all fog and plans gone awry.

The Perils of Libyan Nation Building

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Given the lack of civil society and any effective national institutions in the country, a post-Gaddafi Libya will face enormous governance challenges.

Does The U.S. Have A Responsibility To Protect The Libyan People?

Monica Duffy Toft | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Monica Duffy Toft

Before any state resorts to the use of force, it needs to answer a series of pragmatic and ethical questions. In the case of Libya, these have been posed and answered on humanitarian grounds.

Libyan Foreign Minister Defects In London

AP | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

LONDON -- Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrived in the U.K. on Wednesday and is resigning from his post, Britain's government said. Moussa ar...

Libyan Rebels Retreat From Oil Port Under Attack

AP/The Huffington Post | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

BREGA, Libya (AP) — Rebels retreated Wednesday from the key Libyan oil port of Ras Lanouf along the coastal road leading to the capital Tripoli ...

Is Libya A Just War?

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.30.2011 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

President Obama is calling our involvement in Libya an intervention, not a war, and appealing to a loosely defined but historically influential theory known as just war.

Fact Check: How Obama's Libya Claims Fit The Facts

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD and RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — There may be less than meets the eye to President Barack Obama's statements Monday night that NATO is taking over from the U.S. in ...

Obama Goes to War the Millennial Way

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

By focusing on the issue of civil liberties, and not on implementing American-style political institutions, Obama pointed the way toward a cause that young people could embrace.

Obama To Speak To Members Of Congress On Libya

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday afternoon will hold a conference call with leaders of Congress to update them on the situati...